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Through a chance encounter, a young film student kills a hitman in self defense and steals mob money to fund his film. He finds himself the object of a hunt by a police detective and the mob, including the hitman's brother. Will the film ever get made? Who will show up on the set? This thriller explores the violent world of mobsters and Hollywood filmmakers. It is also a love story.
©2008 Michael Thomas Corrigan (P)2013 Michael Corrigan
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3 out of 5 stars
By Mark E. White on 04-25-13

Lots of Possibilites, Partly Realized

Would you try another book from Michael Corrigan and/or Amara Dotson?


What other book might you compare The Filmmakers to and why?

Get Shorty by Elmore Leonard. Like Filmmakers, he writes about gangsters and punks muscling into Hollywood.

Have you listened to any of Amara Dotson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is my first. I like her steady, understated monotone. She leaves the story to provide the excitement.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?


Any additional comments?

This book has the strengths and weaknesses of the Elmore Leonard genre, though Leonard does it better. Good story and twists. Moves v. fast, so fast it is easy to lose track of characters.Many opportunities for bright, memorable images or characterization missed. Chekov said something like, "Don't tell us there was moonlight,. Show us the glistening reflection on the ice." Corrigan might follow this advice in future.The mistakes about death and morgues were annoying. As a physician I had only too much time with dead bodies. The don't, as Corrigan says, turn black. Rather, thee blood sinks to the bottom and the top turns and bluish-greenish gray.Many years ago I was in the SF morgue. When there are multiple bodies, they lay them out on multiple tables, not put them on shelves. Morgues keep bodies in refrigerated drawers, like filing cabinets.And would the Chief of Police really let a detective to shack up with a witness.But I quibble. the strengths far outweigh these details.In sum, this was an enjoyable, fast read with a great plot and rapid, exciting plot movement.

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